Getty Images expands grant programme to portrait photography

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The inaugural Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize aims to recognise excellence in portrait photography by an emerging photographer with fewer than five years industry experience.

The winning photographer will receive a $10,000 grant and have their work exhibited at the Polka Galerie in Paris in October.


The grant is the latest Getty Images prize to be introduced, after the stock agency launched its Grants for Editorial Photography in 2005 and its Creative Grants in 2009. Getty Images also supports the Chris Hondros Fund Award, which was introduced following the death of photojournalist Chris Hondros in Libya in 2010.

The Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize invites photographers to submit between 10 and 20 images from their portraiture work, along with a biography, a brief explanation of their approach, and a description of what they would like to accomplish in their careers.

The prize will be judged by a panel that includes fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. The winner will be announced in October.

Entries will be accepted from 13 June to 05 August. For more details, visit the Getty Images website.